Spider-Woman: Origin #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Reed Artist: Jonathan Luna, Joshua Luna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 15, 2006 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Hot on the trail of a mysterious object known only as the "Athena Device," Jessica Drew's quest takes a dark and mysterious twist as a figure from her past returns!

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 20, 2006

    Summation: This has been a compelling, coherent if downbeat series that has followed a main character and a limited supporting cast through escalating predicaments. It looks fit to make sure all the guns left on the mantelpiece during the story will be fired in the final chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 23, 2006

    The artwork by the Luna brothers has a flat and cartoonish style to it, which is colourful, consistent and surprisingly captivating considering its simplicity and flatness. As has been noted elsewhere, their panels look very much like still frames from a Saturday morning cartoon - and whilst thats not necessarily a bad thing, I do find them to be an odd choice for this miniseries considering the adult tone and fairly mature subject matter (especially this issue, which includes scenes such as Jessicas discovery of the mutilated dead body of her mother, or the revelation that she has been forced to sleep with one of the villains to obtain information - who then rubs the fact in her face in order to degrade her further). That said, certain scenes do work well visually the opening confrontation with Nick Fury out in the open was well-staged, and the final page cliffhanger is a suitably moody and foreboding image even if the characterisation does fall foul of the weaknesses of samey Read Full Review

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